August 19/26; Volume 27/number 9
Hawkinsville, Ga.—Local hero Marine Cpl. Tony Mullis and his wife, Jeanie, recently received the keys to their new home built by Homes For Our Troops (HFOT), a national nonprofit, non-partisan organization. Shortly after, they helped break ground next door for Tony’s friend and fellow Marine Cpl. Michael Boucher’s specially adapted home.
Built at no cost to severely wounded veterans, HFOT projects depend on labor donated by contractors and skilled workers and from donated materials, such as flooring from Armstrong.
“This event was very impactful,” said Joseph Patterson, distribution manager for residential sales, Armstrong. “Particularly moving was Cpl. Mullis raising the flag over his new home and the heartfelt words by HFOT executive director Dawn Teixeira, Gen. Denis Shortal and Congressman Austin Scott.”
Boucher added, “It’s just awesome to see so many people from the community and our families here with a desire to help us out and give us the ability to have a home that’s accessible and easy to get around.”
Armstrong, as the exclusive flooring supplier to Homes For Our Troops, will provide product for 30-plus homes to be built in 2013 while continuing into 2014 and 2015. Armstrong products donated through this sponsorship include engineered hardwood and resilient floors that meet universally designed criteria. A portion of sales from a new hardwood flooring product, American Scrape, will support Armstrong’s donation of flooring in 2013 to HFOT.
The specially adapted homes built by HFOT include many products that help the veterans participate in and enjoy daily life with their families. Each home is designed to provide maximum freedom of movement and the ability to live more independently after returning injured from service.
For more, visit armstrong.com.